July 31, 2017
Sir William Hoy (1868-1930)

Sir William Hoy (1868 – 1930) South Africa’s ‘railways colossus’

HTimes 20July 2017 “He stopped the railway coming to Hermanus.” Some residents of the town know that much about Sir William Hoy. Perhaps fewer know that he and his wife are buried on the crown of Hoy’s Koppie, at their own request and because it was Sir William’s favourite place […]
July 26, 2017
Hermanus History Society

The history of water supply in Hermanus

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July 19, 2017
Hermanus History Society

The Story of Dr. James Barry

We are pleased to welcome another guest speaker at one of our monthly members meetings. He is Dr. Michael du Preez, a medical doctor with a strong interest in medical history. He will be speaking about Dr. James Barry. Dr. James Barry was born Margaret Anne Bulkley in 1789, raised […]
July 5, 2017
Hermanus History Society

A picture history of the Riviera Hotel

Not many locations that existed in the late 19th or early 20th century in Hermanus have a photographic history of each phase of their lives. One of these is the lesser known Riviera Hotel up above what we now call Grotto Beach. Over the years DR ROBIN LEE of the […]